Larynx and hypopharynx
Benign tumors

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 20 March 2018, last major update November 2013

Copyright: (c) 2002-2018,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Chondroma [title] larynx

Cite this page: Pernick, N. Chondroma. website. Accessed March 23rd, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Present in < 1% of laryngectomies
  • Usually arise posteriorly from cricoid cartilage and project anteriorly causing partial obstruction; rarely present in thyroid cartilage
  • Children and adults, usually 2 cm or less
  • Highly associated with chondrosarcoma
  • Some advocate treatment as chondrosarcoma due to high association
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Resemble normal cartilage but with lobular architecture and slightly larger nuclei, only rarely multiple nuclei
  • No atypia, no mitotic figures and no necrosis
Differential diagnosis